Monday, January 11, 2016

Greenville Art Museum 2016 Biennial

I'm very pleased to have this painting join a legion of fine artworks for the 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition at Greenville Art Museum in Greenville, NC. The show runs February 5 - April 24.
Opening reception is February 5th 5:00pm-8:00pm
Juror is Theresa Hammond, founding director and curator of Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

"Cave Painting" 30" x 40" acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2015

"Cave Painting" detail

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Horse Race

Horses are such beloved subject matter for so many painters, including myself.
This is a new one I recently added to the walls of Haen Gallery in downtown Asheville.

"Horse Race" oil on canvas, 30" x 48" 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Still Life Class

Painted on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2015
I love teaching my still life painting class! The still life presents so many opportunities to learn about ways of seeing. The more you look at something, the more you see. Also, a white object isn't really white.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cover painting

One of my students decided to reproduce/interpret a painting she spotted on my website.
I love what she came up with.

Student's painting: acrylic on canvas 24" x 24"

My painting: Pool Party acrylic and oil on canvas 25" x 30"

Monday, October 5, 2015

Collaboration with students

Details from one of my favorite student collaboration drawings. I love all the thoughtful mark-making and the careful-but-not-precise arrangement of elements.






Saturday, October 3, 2015

Random photos of art, design and nature from my latest journey.

I've come to realize that I'm not that great at taking pictures while I'm trying to enjoy an experience, and actually I never have been. I get irritated at the obligation of taking out my camera (phone) to snap a shot and yet, it's irresistible not to. 
During my 5-weeks trip to upstate NY, Brooklyn, Newcastle, England and London, England I saw many artistic treasures, but only recorded about 1% of them.
Below is 1% from that 1%.




It's me as a cat in West Oneonta, NY.



Love her, love the cat. Cooperstown, NY

My mom said, "This is like an Ursula Gullow painting." Compliment!



Something about the perfect geometry of this writer spider's line makes me feel queasy.


Yes Lee Krasner, yes! Whitney Art Museum, NYC.



Can't remember the artist. Love the painting. Whitney Art Museum, NYC


Andy Warhol at The Whitney



A perfect American family at the Whitney



Never forget what Reagan didn't do to help victims of the AIDS crisis. Whitney Art Museum


One of my favorite paintings at the Brooklyn Art Museum. Artist is Aaron Gilbert.  


The Brooklyn Art Museum has a terrific permanent collection.



The River Wear in Durham, England. 


Graffiti near Brick Lane in East London


East London


East London


Basically this is one of my greatest nightmares depicted in oil - The Trial of Queen Caroline at The National Portrait gallery in London. She is the only woman in the room on trial before all those men.


Beautiful details at The National Portrait Gallery


Details for days.



This is the Barbican Housing Estate which surrounds Barbican Art Center. It was built after WWII to house low income families but now rich people live in it. The Brutalist architecture was despised for years but these days everyone is loving Brutalism, including myself.


The dirty shores of the lovely Thames


Bubbles in the London sky.